Student Assistant Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Student Assistant

Department: [Insert department name]

Reports To: [Insert supervisor name]

Job Overview:

The Student Assistant will provide support to the department in various tasks, including but not limited to administrative duties, event planning, and research. The ideal candidate will be a current student with excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and answering phone calls
  • Help plan and execute department events, including logistics and marketing
  • Conduct research and compile data for various projects
  • Assist with social media management and content creation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Current student in good academic standing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Experience with social media platforms preferred

Physical Demands:

The Student Assistant may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, and may need to lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:

The Student Assistant will primarily work in an office setting, but may be required to attend events or meetings outside of normal business hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Student Assistant may perform other duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the department.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Student Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Student Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Student Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Student Assistant job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Student Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Student Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Student Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Student Assistant role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Student Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Student Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 133% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Student Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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